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The Daily Tar Heel for August 29, 2013

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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Volume 121, Issue 61
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Hundreds of people gather at the Peace and Justice Plaza for a rally organized by the N.C. NAACP on Wednesday evening. It was one of 13 state-wide rallies.
Rallying for the state
Energy from Moral Mondays fuels Franklin Street rally 
By Sarah Brown, Madeline Willand Lucinda Shen
Senior Writers
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday onthe Peace & Justice Plaza, almost spilling overonto Franklin Street, with signs and chantsthat showed a growing discontent with statepolitics.The N.C. NAACP-sponsored rally, whichoccurred simultaneously with a dozen otherrallies statewide, was a continuation of a sum-mer of protest at the N.C. General Assembly.Speakers — who included former Sen. EllieKinnaird and Laurel Ashton, field secretary of the N.C. NAACP and a 2012 UNC graduate —condemned legislation passed by the Republican-led state legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory.The crowd chanted “shame, shame” whenspeakers mentioned changes to voting laws,abortion rights and education policy. They alsoshouted “forward together, not one step back”in the spirit of the summer’s Moral Monday protests, where nearly a thousand citizens werearrested for civil disobedience.The rally honored the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.“I have Carolina on my mind,” the Rev.Jimmie Hawkins of Covenant PresbyterianChurch said in his keynote speech. “I just can’tget Carolina off my mind because the legisla -tors in the North Carolina General Assembly have destroyed everything we worked for in thelast 50 years.” Vicki Ryder, a member of the RagingGrannies, a group of older women dedicatedto promoting social justice nationwide, led theGrannies in song during the rally.Ryder was one of several in the group pres-ent at the 1963 March on Washington and atits anniversary march last weekend — a tripshe said was disappointing.“I kept comparing it Saturday to 50 yearsago,” she said. “I wasn’t feeling the same (pas-sionate) sense. But of course, we do feel it herein North Carolina.”Bishop Gene Hatley, who emceed the rally,called the turnout sensational and said itproved that this was a movement, not just a rally.“The energy is the same energy we wereexperiencing at Moral Mondays,” he said.Lt. Josh Mecimore, watch commander for theChapel Hill Police Department, said there wereno incidents or arrests. He said police closed oneof the travel lanes to make room for the crowd.“It was a very peaceful and amicable group,”he said.Hawkins said he expects to continue theMoral Monday protests throughout the fall.
By Corinne Jurney
Staff Writer
Three businesses are makingUniversity Mall their new home asprogress continues in the redevelop-ment of University Square.Kidzu Children’s Museum, FineFeathers and Peacock Alley Gifts will vacate their spaces in University Square and settle into new locationsat University Mall.“University Mall is a wonderfulhometown mall, and we are all very excited about it,” said Pam Patterson,longtime employee of the retailer FineFeathers.Patterson said Fine Feathers’ clien-tele have expressed positive feelingsabout the move.“We feel like it’s just right down thestreet,” she said. “Chapel Hill is big but we consider ourselves part of the town.
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Patterson said she hopes the other businesses in the mall drive additionalfoot traffic to the store and increase business for the store.“People are familiar with University Mall,” Patterson said. “The library moved there for a while and one of the places people go when they cometo Chapel Hill is Southern Season.”UNC and the town of Chapel Hillintend to demolish the structure at123 W. Franklin St. and develop spac-es for offices, retail and residences.Gordon Merklein, executive direc-tor of real estate development forUNC and member of the 123 WestFranklin St. development team, saidhis office is aiming to begin construc-tion on the the development in thethird or fourth quarter of 2014.“We are continuing to work withCousins Properties on revising a schedule for demolition and construc-tion,” Merklein said in an email.The Chapel Hill Town Council
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Bruce Ervin attended the rally at Peace & JusticePlaza on Wednesday.
Student, mother remembered
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By Caroline Leland
Assistant University Editor
For someone who was almostentirely blind, those close to Wanda Mcclamb say she had an impressiveability to see — whether it was see-ing the meanings in her UNC text- books without being able to read, orseeing a friend in every person shemet. Wanda Mcclamb, who was a juniorstudying sociology at UNC, died of complications from a kidney trans-plant on Aug. 4. She was 44. Wanda Mcclamb’s daughter,Octavia Mcclamb, said her mother was studying to be a social worker.“She wanted to help other blindpeople,” she said. “She wanted to helpdisabled people.”Octavia Mcclamb said her mother, who was originally from Kenansville,studied at Wake TechnicalCommunity College for three or four years before transferring to UNC in2012. Paying for school with mul-tiple scholarships and grants, shehad expected to graduate in 2014 or2015. Wanda Mcclamb was recently elected to the advisory board of the Visually Impaired Program (VIP)in Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation andCultural Resources Department, saidBetsy Cuthrell, who worked with her. VIP organizes recreational activi-ties for adults with visual impair-ments.Cuthrell said Wanda Mcclamb cre-ated a close rapport with the otherparticipants when she joined the pro-gram in 2012.“She would talk to anybody,”Cuthrell said. “She didn’t know a stranger.” Allen Davidson, Wanda Mcclamb’shusband, said she was proud of beinga student at UNC.“She was very proud and outgo-ing,” he said. “Everyone she met, shetouched and uplifted.Octavia Mcclamb said her mother was hardworking and ambitious. Shesaid Wanda Mcclamb earned a near-perfect GPA and was on the dean’slist in fall 2012, her first semester atUNC.Octavia Mcclamb said her motherhired a reader who would read back her notes from class and help herstudy, since she was unable to readthe text herself.To support her family — whichalso includes her younger daughterGenesis Davidson and her stepsons Allen Davidson Jr. and DominqueDavidson — Wanda Mcclamb workedthree jobs before she enrolled as a full-time student. Wanda Mcclamb was a playful woman who will be rememberedfor the way she helped other people,Octavia Mcclamb said.“She was a very kind person,”Octavia Mcclamb said. “She was a person that wants to help everybody. Wanda Mcclamb was involved with the organization Active Minds atUNC, which advocates for changingthe conversation on mental health oncampus.Davidson said his wife was outgo-ing and cheerful and always main-tained a positive spirit.“She never complained about herillness,” he said. “You would neverknow she was sick or blind.”Cuthrell said Wanda Mcclamb will be missed by everyone who knew her.“She had a pretty infectious laugh,”Cuthrell said. “She loved to laugh,loved to talk. She was a people per-son.”
By Meredith Burns
Senior Writer
The energy from the NAACP-sponsored rally held at Peace & Justice Plaza Wednesday wascarried into the Chapel Hill PostOffice as the candidates hop-ing to represent Orange andChatham counties as a statesenator made their case.Democrat Ellie Kinnairdresigned from her seat in the N.C.Senate Aug. 19 during her ninthterm, and her replacement will be picked by an executive com-mittee comprised of four votingDemocratic officials from Orangeand Chatham counties.The meeting was held toexplain the selection process,introduce committee membersand allow candidates to explaintheir platforms to the public.Now, committee members haveto decide what characteristics they are looking for in a candidate toserve for the 2014 short session. Alice Bordsen, a former staterepresentative, was recommended by Kinnaird at the meeting, whopointed to Bordsen’s knowledge of the political system and her focuson serving her constituency.Rep. Valerie Foushee,D-Orange, was praised by severalcitizens, including Orange County Commissioner Earl McKee, forher fairness and sensibility.Bordsen and Foushee bothrelied on their track recordsin the N.C. General Assembly during the discussion, pointingto their history of support forDemocratic policy.“If we can reach across theaisle, we must reach across theaisle,Foushee said.Carrboro Mayor Mark Chiltonpointed to his interpersonal skillsas asset for working with othermembers of the legislature. At the meeting, attorney Lynette Hartsell and formerCarborro mayor and UNC faculty member Jim Porto seemed less willing to compromise their posi-tions in the name of diplomacy.Instead, these candidates saidthey were disappointed with the
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 Visit dailytarheel.comto see more coverage of Wednesday’sNAACP rally at the Peace & Justice Plazaon Franklin Street.
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Even our national bird gets a littlefreaked out by the United States’ ferventdisplay of patriotism from time to time.Oral Roberts University brought in a  bald eagle for spirit day, and when thecrowd chanted “USA! USA!” the birdcrashed into a wall. Thankfully, it wasn’tinjured. It’s tough to be a bird, ya know?
“I didn’t see her weight then. I just knew what I wanted to do.”— Dr. David Matlock, a (super-gross)plastic surgeon, talking about meeting his wife, who later got the “Wonder WomanMakeover.” While he said he didn’t noticeshe was overweight, he loved how greather extra skin would be for surgery. Yuck.
hile the Syrian Electronic Army hacking The New York Times was serious, lest we forget about another recentother hot-button hack: a troupe of hungry Canadian juggalos seized control of the University of BritishColumbia’s food services website Sunday.The site was briefly plastered with creepy clown images, videos andanthems paying homage to the Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop group with one weird fan base. Why someone would feel so moved as to hack a dining services website, we’ll never know. We can only wonder at themotives. Fame? Fortune? A diminishing supply of clown paint? If Lenoirever gets rid of its cookies, Carolina Dining Services better watch out.
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Someone broke into a  business at 125 E. Rosemary St. between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m.Tuesday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person busted the lock off the door and gained entry to the building. Damage tothe building was estimated at$30, reports state.• Someone stole itemsfrom a residence at 316 W.Rosemary St. at 9:49 p.m.Tuesday, according to ChapelHill police reports.The person stole food froma refrigerator and pantry in the apartment. The fooditems were valued at $60,reports state.• Someone reported a suspicious condition at 211N. Graham St. between 1p.m. and 1:05 p.m. Tuesday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports. A roommate had someone’spossessions in her bedroom,reports state.
Someone stole items at201 E. Franklin St. at 12:34a.m. Wednesday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill policereports.The person stole a cellphone valued at $650, reportsstate.• Someone damaged prop-erty in a parking lot area at100 Sprunt St. between 8a.m. and 3:23 p.m. Monday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports. A landscaper broke a  window on a vehicle whilemowing the grass near the vehicle. Damage to the vehicle was valued at $250,reports state.• Someone misused a town bus stop at 5:29 a.m. Tuesday,according to Chapel Hillpolice reports.The person slept on the bus bench, reports state.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
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sychology postdoctoral student Joseph DeLeo practices Tai Chi in McCorkle Place inthe late afternoon on Wednesday. De Leo isinterested in the benefits of the art, as it applies tohis studies and his own health.
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Christy Lambden, UNC’sstudent body president, saidhe has been unable to attendMoral Monday protests and was pleased to get a dose of the state’s activist atmosphere.He said key issues hisadministration will focuson — namely preserving on-campus voting and rallyingagainst tuition hikes — willrequire the same level of energy.“We’ve got to take thismomentum back onto UNC’scampus and really harness it,”he said.Dory Deweese, a mem- ber of the UNC YoungDemocrats, said she wasoptimistic about McCrory’sterm, but when he signed a  bill tightening regulationson abortion clinics, her hopemelted into disappointment.“In the November 2014 elec-tions, I want for there to be a Democratic majority,” she said.Speakers and attendeesdiscussed voter mobilizationefforts to ensure citizens havethe now-required govern-ment-issued photo ID andknow how to find their voting
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actions of the Republican-ledlegislature.“You can’t deal with theBorg, you have to attack it,”Porto said, comparing theRepublican Party to the StarTrek villain. “That’s what I want to do, I want to attack the Republicans for what they have become: an alien forcehostile to North Carolinians.” Author and producer Amy Tiemann and attorney HeidiChapman explained how they  would use their educationaland professional backgroundsto vote on policy issues.The committee will officially nominate a candidate at itsmeeting on Sept. 8.Ted Benson, the non-vot-ing committee chairman, saidit will be a challenge choosingKinnaird’s replacement.“I have felt deeply ashamed by the actions of the General Assembly in Raleigh,” Bensonsaid. “On the contrary, tonightI am feeling incredibly proudto be a Democrat with these very strong, very impressive, very diverse candidates.
senAte meeting
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unanimously approvedpermits for the develop-ment — which will includethree buildings with 580,000square feet of mixed-usespace and 300 residentialunits — in February.Junior Evan Comen advo-cated for the redevelopmentof University Square duringthe planning process.“This development willtake Chapel Hill at least five years into the future and real-ly stimulate the downtownlife,” Comen said.
‘Dad went there’
 While some stores are relo-cating, others will go out of  business — like Ken’s QuickieMart, a popular conveniencestore among college students.Junior Liz Bailey said she will miss the businesses.“Some of those places arecultural landmarks in ChapelHill,” she said. “My dad wentto Ken’s Quickie Mart andTime Out when he was a stu-dent here.”
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precinct. Volunteer Jamie Sohn, whohelped organize the rallies,said they were put together in just three weeks.She said from what sheheard, most of the other ral-lies also had a great turnout.“I’ve been to MoralMondays, and you see a lot of the same faces,” she said. “Buttonight, I've seen a lot of new faces. I’m so proud of ChapelHill.”
DTH/kaTie Williams
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By Amanda Albright
University Editor
 Anna Sturkey, the student attorney generalfor the Honor Court this year, said she knowsthere are a lot of eyes on the honor system.“I think we have to recommit ourselves to ourcore values,” she said. “We’re an extension of theUniversity that creates community standards.”The Honor Court and system as a whole hasmade many headlines throughout the past few  years, especially regarding its procedure whenhandling sexual assault cases.Though sexual assault no longer falls underthe Honor Court’s jurisdiction as of April 2012,the court’s handling of academic cases has also been called into question by faculty members. A spring 2010 survey conducted by theFaculty Council’s Educational Policy Committeefound that some department heads refused toparticipate in the Honor Court and discouragedtheir junior faculty from participating due to a lack of trust in the system.In an effort to address these concerns, thecouncil, student attorney general and formerChancellor Holden Thorp approved severalchanges to the Honor Court last spring, includingchanging the burden of proof from “beyond a rea -sonable doubt” to “clear and convincing” evidence.In addition, faculty members will be able toparticipate in the information-gathering phasesof academic misconduct cases.The changes will be implemented in fall2014.“I’m really excited about these changes because they represent the hard work of all threehardworking bodies — faculty, students andadministrators,” said Nathan Tilley, who willserve as chairman of the Honor Court this year.Sturkey said the changes were a product of a campus dialogue.“I think the honor system is a service to theUniversity and has to reflect University stan-dards,” she said. “We have to listen and respond.” Andrew Perrin, a sociology professor and a member of the Committee on Student Conduct,said he was satisfied with the changes made.He said lowering the burden of proof wouldkeep students from avoiding culpability foracademic misconduct charges and said givingfaculty a voice during the information-findingstages was a step forward.Before the changes, many professors felt likethe student-led court allowed students to getaway with academic misconduct because the burden of proof was so high.Sturkey and Tilley said they want to promotethe values that the court was founded upon.“The Honor Court is a partnership betweenstudents, faculty and administrators,” Sturkey said. “We have a vested interest in promotinghonor, which creates a safe environment.”The honor system will emphasize the train-ing of new and returning members this year,Sturkey said. Honor system members will betrained by professors and professionals this year, such as a seminar on diversity with Lisa Freeman, who works for the Department of Housing and Residential Education.“Students have doubts about the seriousness
Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Class preserves native NC language
By Jenny Surane
City Editor
For students looking to read every-thing from Hemingway to trashy novelsand free magazines, the Chapel HillPublic Library might be the place to go— and with the library’s new extendedhours, it’s even easier to visit.Beginning Saturday, the library will be open six more hours per week. Thataddition will make it easier for studentsto visit on the weekends, said SusanBrown, the library’s director.In February, the library’s board of trustees announced plans to reducehours of operation once work finishedon the library’s $16 million expansionproject, which added 35,500 squarefeet to the library.The library will now be open 60hours per week — up from the current54 hours, but still fewer hours than thepre-renovation 68 hours per week.The original reduction in hoursprompted dozens of Chapel Hill andCarrboro residents to send emails to theChapel Hill Town Council asking themto give the library the money to restoreits hours.The town responded to residentconcerns with a funding increase tosupport additional hours. Brown saidlibrary staff asked patrons what daysthey should expand their schedule —finding that library users were largely in favor of increased weekend hours.“In the results of our very unscien-tific poll, we heard from about 1,000people,” Brown said. “And it was really people of all ages.Brown said many different groups of people will benefit from the extendedhours.“Families, lots of seniors, also justlots of dedicated patrons who comehere every day and want to come heremore on the weekends,” she said.Husband and wife Bob and Ann Ward frequent the library, and Ann wrote the council urging them to pro- vide the necessary money to get thehours back.“It gives more availability to people who can’t get there during the middleof the day and during the week andthings like that,” Bob Ward said.Karen Curtin, a member of TheFriends of the Chapel Hill PublicLibrary, said the additional Saturday hours will really help those patrons thatcan only make it to the library on the weekends.“I know a lot of people were frus-trated they weren’t able to get in thereSaturday,” Curtin said.Gail Sandler, a library volunteer, saidshe was happy to learn that the library  would be able to stay open longer onthe weekends.“Well, it’s wonderful because youknow there are some people who work and can’t get there at the hours thatthey had,” Sandler said. “They hadtalked before about not being open on a Saturday, and for a library that’s ridicu-lous because some people can only getthere on the weekends. I’m glad thatthey’re going to work longer.”
By Rebecca Pollack
Staff Writer
 Alberto Lung is standing in front of a groupof eight children at the Durham Arts Council Wednesday, teaching them how to draw ninjasand dragons.Lung, an art instructor who specializes incartoons, is teaching the class how to draw ninja and dragon characters in the Japaneseart-style known as manga. The class is oneof many offered through the Durham ArtsCouncil School — a program meant to educatethe Durham community in the visual and per-forming arts.Each child wants to draw something differ-ent — from the traditional Japanese ninjas toninja dragons and ninja mermaids.The class is part of a series this fall to teachkids how to draw in the styles of anime andmanga. Each month, there is a different theme.“The themes were chosen broadly to attractthe kids according to their interests,” Lung said.Lung said the roots of manga and anime —manga's animated variant — come from themid-20th century.“After World War II, there was notHollywood or film, so a lot of their entertain-ment came in the form of comics and anima-tion,” Lung said.The style was made to be done quickly butalso to be aesthetically pleasing.“It doesn’t have to be scary,” Lung said tothe kids, drawing a ninja bunny, ninja cat andninja frog on the whiteboard.Catheryn Haynes, an 8-year-old who attend-ed the class, said she came because she likesninjas and dragons and enjoys drawing.“Now, I really like to draw people,” she said.Lung said his advice for kids is to watchand read cartoons from both the United Statesand Japan and draw from them — the way hedeveloped his cartooning style.“Basically, I’m self-taught,” he said. “Comingfrom South America, in Peru on regular televi-sion, you get anime ... and you can see ‘AstroBoy’ and some of (Japanese animator Hayao)Miyazaki’s early work.”Lung’s choice for his favorite anime is a tie between two of Miyazaki’s movies — “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke.”He spent some class time going around andsketching ninja versions of the students, whorequested their favorite character types.Lauren Tannenbaum, school director for thearts council, said Lung contributed a lot of tal-ent to the council’s program with his first class.“Alberto came in and worked on our summercamp as a guest artist, and he was very engag-ing to all of the students,” she said.“It’s really just about teaching the kids artand expressing themselves on our end.”Lung teaches kids to draw in a way he hopeskeeps them drawing at home.“I try to give them small tips, to teach themin a gradual manner, so they can incorporate itin their own drawing styles.
By Andy Willard
Assistant University Editor
UNC’s foreign languagerequirement is a misnomerfor students taking Cherokeeclasses — they are studyingthe only language offered by the University that is native toNorth America.Tom Belt, a visiting instruc-tor of Cherokee at WesternCarolina University, said theclasses were first offered atUNC in the fall of 2009 in aneffort to revitalize the language because it is close to dying out— there are only a few hundredspeakers in North Carolina.“We would be here, still beCherokees, but the central coreof our culture would be gone,”he said.Belt teaches five levels of theclass at UNC via webcam.Chris Teuton, an Americanstudies professor and a citizenof the Cherokee Nation, saidit was important for the flag-ship university of the state tonot only teach, but also fightfor the heritage language of the14,000 Cherokee people livingin North Carolina.Teuton said the demand tolearn the language is here.“It’s been full enrollmentalmost all semesters,” he said.Belt said his first language was Cherokee, and he only learned English when he wentto school as a young boy.People mistakenly think thelanguage is a word-for-wordcode for English, but Belt saidhe believes it is a reflection of the Cherokee perspective.“We interpret the world as a place where there’s meaning toeverything, and everything isalive. So there’s a kinetic part toit,” he said.Ben Frey, a postdoctoralstudent in the departmentof American studies, saidattempts to date the spokenlanguage have placed its originto at least 3,500 years ago.“That’s more than double theEnglish language from Beowulf to now,” he said.The Cherokee syllabary, oralphabet, was invented aroundthe 1820s.Frey said a lack of Cherokeescholars leaves the nation’s his-torical perspective absent.He said professors are try-ing to build off the success of the class by starting a weekly Cherokee Coffee Hour, which will begin Friday at 2 p.m. in Abernethy Hall.“It’s our attempt at forming a community around the group,”Teuton said.Frey said the languageneeds young speakers becausethe only native speakers thatremain are either older andspoke it as they grew up, or very young and part of animmersion program.“It’s plugging this big hole inthe community,” he said.Frey said these efforts arenecessary, because at the ratethe language is used now, it would be dead within 25 years.But he added that the declineof Cherokee has slowed greatly.Belt said the knowledge of those who came before will belost if the language dies.“Our tribes won’t be thesame,” he said.
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Students listen to Tom Belt, an instructor of Cherokee whoteaches five different levels of the class at UNC via webcam.
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New Honor Court leaders push transparency 
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First-grader Andre Robertson listens to Alberto Lung give drawing tips at an anime and manga drawing class at the Durham Arts Council on Wednesday night.
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and equity of our process,” Tilley said. “Theidea of a student court sounds lightweight interms of legal-type proceedings, but on theother hand, students and faculty who have gonethrough have given us good feedback on profes-sionalism and seriousness.Tilley said helping students is the HonorCourt’s priority.Sturkey and Tilley said they plan to hostoffice hours in the Pit every Monday afternoon,as well as publish quarterly reports about thesystem’s activities.“We want to be more transparent and makesure every student knows what the HonorCourt does,” Sturkey said. “People think of it asthis scary body — but we want to help.”
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Anna Sturkey and Nathan Tilley, the studentattorney general and chairman of the HonorCourt, respectively, will emphasize core values.

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